A highly successful businessman, Marc Koska has helped to save over one million lives. Despite years of rejection, Marc persisted in developing his revolutionary disposable syringe. Now he licenses manufacturers worldwide from his Ashdown Forest base. He was awarded his OBE in the New Year’s Honour list for his ‘Contribution to Global Healthcare’.
Marc is a highly motivational and enthusiastic speaker, someone who has fought ignorance, bureaucracy and vested interest every step of the way to create a highly successful and dynamic company.
One child dies every 24 seconds as a result of unsafe injections. The World Health Organisation estimate 3,500 die each day as a result of unsafe injections, which is the equivalent of 10 jumbo jets crashing each day! Syringes intended to be used once are reused in developing world healthcare systems on average seven times, passing on blood borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis from one patient to another.
Today hundreds of millions of his syringes are sold annually and the invention has saved over a million lives. All injections given with a K1 syringe, Marc’s revolutionary invention, are sterile and safe. They protect the patient, and the next patient, and their families, because the K1 syringe cannot be reused – it locks and breaks after one use. Marc Koska can tell his inspiring story and how he founded Star Syringe and the charity Safepoint Trust.
Marc is an accomplished inspirational speaker and has addressed many audiences, including the British Medical Association, the Sussex Business Awards launch, Rotary Clubs, Sussex Enterprise Business Conference, Young Enterprise groups, schools and colleges. Films about his work have been shown in many countries, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall as part of “Peace One Day”.
“Marc Koska: most inspiring presentation – safe use of injections in 3rd world – just set the conference on fire!” BHBIA